Middletons Steakhouse & Grill - Watford

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Steakhouse
Our stylish, casual, premium steakhouse and grill is perfect for dining or relaxing anytime of the day. All our meat is delivered fresh everyday from our very own butchery in Middleton, Norfolk, ensuring a delightfully fresh meal each and every time you visit. Why not check out our delicious Sunday Roast, along with our Fixed Price menu with 3 courses for only £10.95 available Monday to Friday 12 - 6pm and Saturday 12 - 5pm.
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DM
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food took an hour to come and was bang average. The staff were friendly and apologetic.

JH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and fantastic service, would definitely recommend

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal to celebrate my husband's birthday. The mussels and lobster were absolutely delicious, as were the calamari and steak with sticky ribs. I have been to this restaurant many times and the food is consistently excellent. Can't wait to go back!!

T
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time in the area and wanted to try something new. The food was very good. I’d say it’s one of the best mixed grills I’ve ever had and the staff are all very friendly. Definitely value for money

AC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't fault our meal for the 3 of us. My wife had the beef Wellington which she said was superb and my brother and myself shared the 36oz ribeye. Perfectly cooked, well seasoned and served with the best sweet potato fries we've ever had. All served quickly (we were pre warned that the ribeye would take 30 minutes) and the staff were friendly too. Excellent all round.

K
London
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Second visit to Middletons for a late lunch on New Years Eve. The set menu is a great deal, 3 courses for around a tenner. I believe this has just changed though in Jan 2020 and now costs more.
Food very tasty and decent portions. Prosecco also very nice :-)

h
Hertfordshire
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great cocktails too. Been here several times and so I was happy to bring my team along for a Christmas lunch.

S
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Visited on a Sunday evening and it was as if the chefs and waiters were finished for the week and clearly didn’t want to be there. Only 1 other table dining and service was slow and uninterested. Starter was rock hard as if it had been sat under a hot lamp for hours.

S
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Food great and steak is always best around but service awful this time. Put table of 2 next to a huge party and didn’t even offer to move us when it was clear it was not good for us. Extra £12 on service for table of 2 also not ok. Been plenty of times before and it’s been ok but just not happy this time, a real shame as we were there for an anniversary meal

PJ
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good food, as always and a nice wine. Service friendly. Time of year meant parties in so not a quiet atmosphere for conversation, but that would be the same anywhere and it’s nice to be in a restaurant where most are having a great time.

Only disappointment was coffee machine not working.

J
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening we all had a great time
Sadly the coffee machine wasn't working but other than that a wonderful meal

MR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience3

No coffee machine for about 8 months and then the drink ask for they had run out of Sunday dinner was cold and now the vegetables are put on the plate when served to you and small portions ,we were still hungry after the meal not good!!!!

CC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was second to none. It is the second time we have been here and we will go back.

CJ
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great afternoon with work colleagues & friends.
Food overall was excellent especially the steak. Staff very attentive.
A little disappointed that their coffee machine was out of action. Offered tea but for those of us that don't eat dessert the coffee was missed.

AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was ok, the bbq ribs were quite plain not much flavour to them. The portions were small in particular the starters were tiny we ordered calamari and chicken wings. Not value for money at all. After a two course meal we were still hungry, so I was rather disappointed. Service was good as the waiters are attentive and the cocktails were also nice. I probably wouldn’t go back as it’s not worth the money.

M
Northampton
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Unfortunately they have changed the way the roast is served, it once came as a sharing platter with lots of options which was great, this meal was poor, small selection tiny amount of gravy, very fatty meat, very disappointed

LU
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The restaurant was very busy an it was obvious staff were getting it tight but that aside the food was delicious and they tended to our every request. it's a really nicely finished restaurant also, I would recommend.

FK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely quiet restaurant, perfect for meeting friends for a chat. Set menu well priced. Our only criticism was that the cappuccino machine wasn't working. The restaurant was also having problems with gas supply and for a moment we thought we'd have to go somewhere else. This was handled well by staff though so no complaint about that.

CD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff and lovely wine. Good table service, fast and efficient

SF
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Welcoming environment, attentive staff, extensive menu. Shame the lamb was very chewy and that they had no mint sauce or gravy. The creme brûlée was nice but was shallow (hardly anything in the pot) also the top was not crispy enough. There is definitely room for improvement a bit of a let down considering they rave about the cuts of meat.

A
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Been to middletons numerous times before, and was very disappointed with the service and the food on saturday night. The restaurant was 1/3 full so it was not due to large volumes of customers/orders. Rib-eye steak was order medium rare and came out well-done to medium, sirloin steak was ordered medium-rare and came out well-done to medium, fillet steak was order medium-rare, the fillet steak still looked alive. Both the rin-eye and sirloin needed to be order again and fillet had to go back on the grill. Having been the organiser of the evening, it was highly embarrassing and the restaurant only gave a 10% reduction on the bill. Very disappointed!

KW
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal out. Great food, the restaurant is lovely. Great service. Thank you

BK
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday roasts for the family! Good portion sizes.

d
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The coffee machine wasn't work and the last time we'd booked for my sister in laws 50th birthday.

We only found out about the no gas when we arrived at the restaurant, no one bothered to telephone and tell us.

We had a terrible job to find a restaurant to take the number of people and we were not offered any compensation for ruining my sister in laws special birthday. not impressed

JM
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service very friendly and attentive, but something was left off the order but was rectified quickly. Would definitely go back 😁

TP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely and service was amazing. Thank you.

JN
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! Food is always delicious. Lovely wine. Service was absolutely excellent with a 5 star waiter (Florin).
Espresso Martinis made to perfection.

EW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My companion and I visited the Watford restaurant on the 30th August and at first all seemed to be satisfactory. However, after about fifteen minutes a part of about twelve 18 + male and females sat at the adjoining tables which had been arranged for such a party. Unfortunately, most of them tried to all talk at once and the noise level was such that my companion and I asked to be relocated which the staff did without hesitation and we were once again able to talk to each other!!

The food was quite satisfactory and the staff were very attentive but unfortunately the intrusive noise levels did spoil it for us somewhat.

CB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for set menu lunch @ £10.95 it was very good value .Food was delicious and service was excellent.

AC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was okay, but the ribs had next to no meat on them and the steak was not cooked medium-rare like I asked, it was medium at best.

Service wasn't the friendliest, the waiter seemed a bit miserable.

The noise level was very loud as there was a large group behind us shouting and laughing.

E
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is not a cheap option, but the quality of the meat served there is worth every penny. If you are a steak lover, this is the place for you.

The service is excellent. Food and drinks were served promptly and orders were correct. I would recommend that if you want one of the larger steaks or a speciality steak you call in advance as they are happy to reserve them for you.

We booked for a birthday, so the staff presented the birthday boy with a platter with a message and a candle and rousing rendition if happy birthday.

Will definitely eat here again.

JR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A varied menu for a steakhouse, food was ok and service very hospitable. A nice pleasant atmosphere.

BB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The table water is room temperature. Should be colder.
The service was good, if not smiley
Minor points. I would still go back & recommend

DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fab waiter & helpful tended to all our needs - lovely restaurant & will visit again thankyou

TF
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is just so friendly, been a few times and the waiter now recognises me. Makes you feel special. We had a range of different meals, Steaks, Fish, Gammon, and every meal was delicious. We had our 9 month old granddaughter with us too. Highchairs available. Definitely recommend.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything’s good!

Z
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Had a rather disappointing meal here. The starters were fine as was one of the desserts, however the 2 mains (2 different steaks) and one dessert were only OK. The meat didnt have a great deal of flavour despite one supposedly marinated in oil and herbs and was a greyish colour suggesting the grill wasnt really hot enough. Will not be rushing back anytime soon.

k
London
56 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite expensive, portion sizes a bit small but great service ! Would recommend and return :)

L
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, great cocktails. Service was perfect. Seated quickly, order taken in reasonable time, and desserts offered in reasonable time.
I don’t usually have steak, but really fancied one so we chose to come here, I had the prime surf and turf which was delicious and steak cooked to perfection.

LS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely place, exxellent food. Good portions and efficient staff (rare these days). Well done. Will definitely return...